Coronado invites Westside to annual parade

       As many as 40 entries are anticipated for the 37th annual Coronado High School Homecoming Parade through Old Colorado City Saturday, Oct. 7.
       The floats, cars, bands and various other entries are scheduled to start moving down Colorado Avenue between 28th and 24th streets - which will be closed off for the occasion - at 9 a.m.
       Entries will represent different CHS clubs and sports, as well as other schools and groups on the Westside, according to Student President Gentry Riggen. “We try to bring the Westside community together,” he said. “That's the whole purpose of this.”
       Other participating Westside schools will be Holmes, West, Howbert, Buena Vista, Washington and Pike. In addition, Trailblazer (another Coronado feeder elementary by way of Holmes) will have an entry.
       Continuing an effort the CHS Student Council started last year, $250 will go to the float judged to be the “Most Incredibly Decorated,” Riggen said. Of that purse, $100 can be kept by the float-makers and $150 to the charity of their choice.
       The parade is expected to last about an hour. A pep rally for the Homecoming football game (1 p.m. against Pueblo Centennial High in Garry Berry Stadium) will follow in Bancroft Park. The team is a little stronger this year than in most recent years, with a 2-2 record (2-0 in league).
       The Homecoming King & Queen will be crowned at the game's halftime, and the Homecoming Dance will be that night from 8 to 11 p.m. at the school.
       During the week preceding Homecoming, CHS students are encouraged to dress according to the announced style each day: Monday, Oct. 2 - Flashback (any look from the past); Oct. 3 - Western; Oct. 4 - crazy hat or hair; Oct. 5 - a famous person; Oct. 6 - “mad red and gold.”

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